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Try to include two or three fruit or veggie servings early in the day so you're not scrambling to fit them all in with dinner.
Close the toilet lid BEFORE you flush to keep it from splashing onto you, the floor, the walls etc.
When you have to open a can or package of something but only need to use a small amount, divide up the rest and pre-package it for next time.
Always remember to remove the label from washable fruit & veggies (plums, tomatoes, peaches, etc.) BEFORE you wash them or the "glue" will be very difficult to remove. If you remove the labels as you are putting the produce away, they will be easier to remove and you'll be less likely to accidentally wash it with the label still attached.
During my workouts when I start to get tired or start to feel "the burn", especially when I am close to the end or to a point where I change a particular exercise, my mind starts coming up with reasons why it is OK to slow down or let up. I immediately shut down that thinking and tell myself "NO EXCUSES!"
Don't set unrealistic expectations for yourself. If you set a goal of losing 50 lbs in ten weeks you are setting yourself up to fail. Don't do it! Instead set a realistic goal of 10 - 15 lbs in 10 weeks but then work hard trying to surpass it.
Choose exercises you like or that you can at least see yourself doing regularly. If you hate swimming, don't choose "attending a water aerobics class twice a week" as a fitness goal, instead choose something you know you can talk yourself into doing even when you don't feel like working out.
Slow down to eat, just for ten minutes. Savor every bite, think about the flavors, how good it tastes and enjoy eating your food slowly. Don't wash down the flavor after every bite; let it linger for a few seconds before you taste something else or wash it down. You just might feel happier and more satisfied when your finished.
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